2001: Rudolph Giuliani
As the nation grappled with the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Time named New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani Person of the Year in 2001. Above: New York Gov. George Pataki, left, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, center, and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., tour the site of the World Trade Center disaster, in this Sept. 12, 2001, file photo. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty/FILE)
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